Kindergarteners learned about the glass sculpture artist Dale Chihuly, his process and his use of organic shapes. To replicate Chihuly’s sculptures students drew a pattern on a coffee filter using two types of lines and a primary color combination. They then sprayed their work with a starch and water mix, mixing the primary colors to reveal the secondary colors.
Students looked at different styles of still life paintings from abstract to hyperrealistic. We discussed methods each artist used to reinforce their personal painting style.Then students sketched a coffee cup as realistically as possible, they used highlights and shadows to render it in a realistic manner.
Finally, each child used model magic to add either marshmallows or whipped cream to the top of their cups.
Click here to see more student work. Watch a latte art video we watched in class below:
Fifth graders studied the difference between appropriation and parody and how it relates to art. Each class looked at a variety of parodies that were inspired by influential artwork throughout history. The students were asked to create an original parody for the painting Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer. Using sources from the internet and a line drawing of the famous painting, each student drew and painted a person of their choice in the legendary pose.
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